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by himself. red line trains were single tracking after that incident. >>> a threat penetrating the u.s. border and we are not talking about people or weapons. >> up next, pests invading cargo coming into the u.s., potentially dangerous insect. fox 5's sherry ly has the full story when we return. >>> a potential threat may be lurking in the billions of tons of cargo that come into the country every year. >> what they are hooking for may be smaller than the naked eye can see but can cause extensive damage. sherry ly goes inside the fight against the enemy invade ores. >> >> reporter: every day, customs and border pot -- patrol are on the hunt. they are not looking for drugs. >> i'll be searching underneath the plastic. >> they are looking for bugs capable of wreaking widespread devastation. >> we find something usually every day. >> it is david eng's job to prevent invasive pests from getting into the country. >> most people might not think much of it until it backs an outbreak. >> reporter: they can only search a small fraction of the contains are that come in. these insects are more d
will testify before the intelligence committee regarding the tax on the u.s. consulate in benefit ghazi on september 11th. that attack left four americans dead including ambassador chris tvens. senator john mccain and other republicans are now calling for a watergate still select committee. >> ambassador chris stevens. >> there is no credibility among methamphetamine of us concerning the administration and the numerous controversies and contradictions that have been involved in their handling of this issue. >> reporter: gop leads are say they would block any attempt to confirm susan rice as the new secretary of state if she is nominated. >> if senator mccain and senator graham want to go after somebody, they should go after me. but for them to go after the u.n. ambassador who had nothing to do with benghazi and was simply making a presentation based on intelligence that she had received is outrageous. >> reporter: it was later discovered the killings were a coordinated terrorist attack. in washington, steve centanni, fox news. fox news. >>> the washington wizards fell to the dallas mave
you think. every year invasive species cause up to $100 billion in damage in the u.s., more than hurricane katrina. >> we're looking for high risk cargo that comes into the country. >> reporter: ricardo shelter is port director of baltimore for customs and border patrol. this year the agency intercepted five insects never seen before in baltimore. some can be smaller than a grain of rice. >> you could have crops that are destroyed in the u.s. states. you could have interception of a pest or plant product that can make people sick. >> reporter: just look at what the brown march more mav -- marmalateed stink bug has done. the stink bug hit this farmer's orchard hard this year. >> the stink bug have already sucked some of the juice out of cells. >> reporter: he'll have to sell these apples for juice and get half the price he would for a good apple sold in stores. the problem with invasive pests like this is there are no natural predators here. so farmers have to spray to keep the crop damage down. that increases their cost, a cost which is passed on to you in the food you buy. >
cap on? the u.s. attorney's office is not opposing the request for the certificate of innocence that he needs for restitution, up to $50,000 for every year locked up. although the judge threw out his conviction, she has remained silent with the court. she said that tribble needs the document. he's jobless and virtually homeless. and&this is a puzzling twist. two other d.c. men who were convicted and exonerated based on hair analysis by the fbi have both received innocence. he's precluded by law from commenting on the pending case. >> we know of three cases where hair analysis is discredited and wrongful convictions in d.c. are there going to be anymore? >> it's possible, brian, and that is because the u.s. attorney's office and the justice department launched an extensive review into the 60s, as we're told, to look at hair analysis cases. back then, the fbi had's view of hair analysis that doesn't work and the dna is proving that and there might be other people sent to prison on hair analysis and that is flawed. >>> the news edge on d.c. and nine members are behind jail tonight.
likely go to u.s. ambassador susan rice. >>> law makers are returning to capitol hill after the election season break. and they have a full plate of unfinished business. the biggest challenge is avoiding the double hit to the economy of tax increases and automatic spending cuts. besides avoiding the fiscal cliff, they have a half dozen hearings on the resignation of david patraeus. and the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. >> happening now, the murder trial of a buoy state university student. opening statements set to begin in a half hour. alexis simpson is accused of killing her roommate. killed her last year after the two argued over music played on an i pod. if convicted, she faces life in prison without parole. >>> another case we're following former dc council chairman kwame brown will be sentenced in court later today. bank fraud and campaign finance charges. separate sentences for both. melanie is live this morning with details. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. all of this is going to play out in two separate court houses because he's facing charges in two different j
at the u.s. capitol dome right there and another nice, warm day ahead. we'll see what is in store after that. good morning. i'm sarah simmons i'm wisdom martin. welcome to fox 5 morning news. >> here is tucker. >> happy monday. >> the weekend was beautiful. temperature-wise, we got to 70 yesterday. we'll enjoy the mild temperatures but the clouds will move in and rain tonight. it really won't rain until later tonight. >> are we talking real hard rain or just sprinkles. >> good steady rain overnight. maybe 1/4 inh of rain. the good news is it will be out of here early tomorrow and get some afternoon sunshine. >> sunshine but it will be colder, won't it. >> yes. clear skies out there at the moment but you can see clouds just out to the west. it will be a mostly cloudy monday us for as clouds out into west virginia will be moving in shortly. and then you can see the rain a little further out to the west out into western ohio at the moment and starting to push into michigan. those rain showers will hold off until later tonight. i think later this afternoon, it might feel like it will rain b
jeopardized the military careers of seven men. >> plus, more details on that deadly 9/11 attack on the u.s. in libya. >> and weather takes a turn. hoping for warmer weather. >> yes, it's a good turn, will. i think a lot of people are going to enjoy the fact that we have a nice warm-up coming and the nor'easter has headed into the open waters of the atlantic. we will talk about that what means for the forecast next. >> coming up the terps and hoyas prepare for their not so easy season owners. plus an update on the contract satis of davey johnson. that story and more as news edge at six continues.  >>> seven u.s. navy s.e.a.l.s are under fair after sharing disclosed information with the makers of a popular military game. here's the game. it's called metal of honor war fighter. authorities say the sales released classified information and misused command gear while working as paid consultants to help create the game. the s.e.a.l.s had been reprimanded. four others are under investigation. >>> vice president joe biden's youngest son joins the military. today 42-year-old hunter bi
was in communication with general allen, the top u.s. commander in afghanistan. how did she know him? kelley volunteered to organize social events for senior officers at her home near mcdill air force base in tampa. the e-mails between general allen and kelley are said to be flirtatious and owe tensionally embarrassing but officials with knowledge of the e-mails say they were not sexually ex- police sit and did not offer any evidence of an affair. but, now, general allen's nomination to lead nato is in limbo. >> no one should leap to any conclusions here. general allen is doing an excellent job at isap and leading those forces. he certainly has my continued confidence to lead our forces and continue the fight. but his nomination has been put on hold as a prudent measure until we determine what the facts are. >> reporter: for the first time sin the scandal broke, president obama weighed in on general david petraeus. >> he served this country with great distinction in iraq, in afghanistan and as head of the cia. >> reporter: one lingering question has been whether nag that you will security wa
edit of how to refer to the facility. democrats say this explains why u.s. ambassador to the united nations, susan rice, said on a sunday talk show after the attack that it was a mob protesting an anti-muslim video and not a terror strike. republicans contend the obama administration wanted to downplay terrorism from the start. >> the issue is from what was released from cia headquarters on friday afternoon in a unclassified talking point memo to the point that it was changeed to the sunday morning talk shows. there is a gap of about 48 hours that we need to account for and understand why it was changeed. >> all of the intelligence community have told us is that initially they recognized there were extremists and terrorists involveed and thought it came from a protest, that it took them time to sort that out, that there was no political spin in this. >> reporter: the ci attacking points would have gone through numerous hands. the various intelligence agencies, the white house, the state department, the justice department before going out to lawmakers. in washington, molly hennenber
of a widely admired military hero who played a key role in the iraq war, led the u.s. central command and commanded u.s. and nato troops in afghanistan. sources say there is no indication that general petraeus broke any cia rules in connection with his admitted affair. michael morell who has been deputy director has been named acting director of the cia. >>> tonight more questions are being raised about petraeus' resignation. ronald kessler, chief washington correspondent joins us. thanks so much for being here. >> of course. >> you write about the intelligence community. you know this community well. we now know the fbi had been investigating petraeus since spring. what else are your sources saying? >> i actually broke this story that the fbi investigation led to his resignation on news max and i wrote the book the secret of the fbi which, of course, gave me a lot of access to the fbi. what happened is that last spring the fbi was scanning e- mails and came across one of his e-mails in his military account referring to something under the desk and they interpreted that as corruption
in the tensions between the u.s. and iran. details of what the iranian military has done for the first time ever. >>> plus, president obama way strong show of emotion that is making headlines everywhere this morning. we'll show you what brought him to tears when we come back.  >>> gas rationing in new york is making headlines this morning. starting in the next hour, drivers in new york city and on long island can only buy gas if their license plates end in an odd number. tomorrow being november 10th, drivers with tags ending in appear even number will be able to buy gas. not that there are shortages but with power outages, only a quarter of the gas stations are operating. also, female's mobile office in to thenville, staten island is open again after being closed because of the nor'easter. >>> the governor of new york says the losss from superstorm sandy in the empire state could total $33 billion and that is just one state. governor andrew cuomo gave the estimate at a briefing yesterday where he panned the power company for taking more than a week to restore electricity to some. this week's
incding our capital. so in the u.s. states terms it would be like firing at chicago, washington d.c., new york, los angeles one day after next. >> reporter: the u.s. is ready to help our ally israel, but wants this resolved by the two parties involved. some are looking to egypt to be a possible mediator wondering if egypt will be able to pressure hamas to back off as president hosni mubarak used to do. today the egyptian prime minister went into gaza trying to organize some kind of ceasefire. clearly it didn't work. inside israel three people died when a missile hit their home. talk about living in fear, this tel aviv couple forced to take wedding pictures outside a bomb shelter. in gaza city israel's airstrikes continue pounding away at militants themselves, weapons facilities and missile launching sites. for the first time both the israeli army and hamas have taken to twitter threatening one another. israelis are tweeting no hamas leader better show his face above ground. hamas is saying any more air attacks, we're going to hit more populated israeli targets. bottom line, the u.s. says
. >> the chief of police is leaving his post ahead to the u.s. capital police department as their chief of police. he has served the frederick community the past 10 years as chief and spent three decades serving the people in d.c. with the metropolitan department. >>> a class action lawsuit is filed in the wake of superstorm sandy. the long island power authority and national grid are accused of breach of contract, gross negligent and fraud. the suit claims the companies were unprepared, mismanaged and grossly negligent after sandy. as molly line tells us, tens of thousands of homes are without power. >> we will not tolerate delay or excuses in this lawsuit. >> reporter: governor andrew cuomo announced an investigation to -- the new york utility companies and recommend reforms. the new york city mayor michael bloomberg said seven new restoration centers will open in some of the hardest hit areas and will offer one-stop service providing everything from basic supplies to applications for state and federal assistance. the victims will have access to nyc rapid repairs, a new program sending teams of
it is friday. live look outside at the u.s. capitol dome at 4:30 in the morning. i'm wisdom martin. >> i'm sarah simmons. welcome to fox 5 morning news. nothing we can't handle out there. >> we'll manage. we're survivors up here. >> only middle of november. we haven't seen anything yet. >> thanks for bringing us down, tucker. >> no, it's friday. i'm in a good mood. this is what i to. we have some cloud cover and two or three sprinkles south and east of the city. i think the trend will be a lot of sunshine today and a little warmer than yesterday. so check, check, check. and the weekend looks good too. >> you should stop right now. >> okay. it is cold outside. looking at our radar, we are looking at a little bit of shower activity south and east of d.c. down across southern maryland, all associated with a little bit of cloud cover. down towards cambridge, you might be getting a light shower. that will be the worst of it. generally sunny skies and temperatures in the mid-50s. more sunshine and warmer air. >> just in time for the weekend. >> let's check in with julie wright. >> i don't know
. >>> a potomac man imprisoned in cuba for three years is suing the u.s. government and serving a 15-year prison sentence and working to provide the internet service to the jewish community. he claims the company development alternatives and the u.s. government did not adequately train or disclose the risks he was taking by doing the work. >>> a call for change in the statute of limitations on sex crimes in the district. that is after dna evidence alleged two rapists can't be prosecuted because of the law. one man was arrested last week for the rape of a woman in 1999. the charges were dropped. paul wagner has the details. paul. >> reporter: in the last five months, investigators identified two cases which dna linked the suspect to a rape. only to close the file because of a statute of limitations. in the most recent case, the woman was told dna identified her attacker but she had no clue until the reporter called her and told her the charges were dropped. >> would you have come up -- >> late this afternoon, fox five spoke by phone with a woman who was attacked by a stranger along this stretch o
director david petraeus will testify about the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. >> president obama continues to come to the defense of one of the key players under scrutiny during a news conference at the white house. melanie alnwick is live with the latest on this > reporter: the controversies over this matter just keep piling on. the most recent regarding the resignation of ex-cia director general david petraeus and as you said, we did learn he will testify friday morning in a closed door hearing before the house intelligence committee. petraeus we know had visit libya on his own, conducted his own investigation into what happened there. his testimony will be before the house intelligence committee about those matters, about what he discovered but not about his affair. today, members of congress will press high-ranking intelligence officials about what really happened in benghazi. president obama addressed a multiflying controversies in his first post-election press conference first saying he saw no evidence that national security was harmed in the petraeus affair. then he came t
-ordered institutional confinement in the custody of u.s. marshals. about an hour earlier brown left the federal courthouse in washington declining to speak to reporters. >> hey, kwame, do you have anything to say, sir? >> reporter: brown pled guilty in june to falsifying loan documents for his home and a boat and to campaign finance violations, writing checks for cash over the legal limit. >> i want to apologize from the bottom of my heart to all those say that let down. >> reporter: brown addressing the -- that i have let down. >> reporter: brown addressing the media after making his plea back in june. >> i am guilty of knowing that poll workers and others received more than $50 in cash payments for doing campaign work which is and has been done in this city for years. >> reporter: brown was the second elected official in the district to resign from office this year. then ward 5 council member harry thomas pled guilty to embezzling more than $300,000 in city grant moneys for children and the arts. he is serving a three year prison sentence. anything to say to the people of washington? how
the attack. at the center of the storm, the u.s. ambassador to the united nations. republicans say she misled the country. fox 5s tom fitzgerald is here and i guess it appears the president's strong quest ask or demands telling them to come back after him, back off, susan rice, didn't do a lot of good. >> reporter: no, in fact, it was the opposite that was resparked as both sides accused the others of using the ben ghazi attack to their own advantage. the republican-controlled house foreign affairs committee accept -- but they answered questions. instead, witnesses consisting of career government facilities officials and conservative thinktank experts offered their assessment of the administration's actions on ben ghazi. the attack killed four americans, including the u.s. ambassador chris stevens. yesterday, president obama intensely defended u.n. ambassador susan rice who was under fire for saying the attack was a protest gone out of control, rather that a terrorist incident. today, democrats and republicans went after each other for trying to politicize ben ghazi. >> what is clear is that
party will control the u.s. senate. >> reporter: this is a polling place with two precincts inside the school. the lake braddock precinct, we're hold the thigh told they have heavy voting most of today and signal hill. let's look at this and that is a festive atmosphere. they have a bake sail and some high school students playing music, chamber music and that tent back there and for voters passing the gauntlet of electioneers out here and we're told they have had few problems, they didn't have the necessary i.d. and there is no big problems and that is a presidential contest that is a race, driving people to the polls and we know this is going to be an election that will be a nail biter, but of the -- and i would say we spoke to a lot of voters and they want to give obama a second term and shot at it and that is an unscientific toll. one more thing, the poll close at 7:00 and that is in virginia. >> our election coverage continues in maryland. three questions on the ballot drawing attention. question four, maryland's version of the dream act. question 6, civil marriage protection a
, the death toll from the u.s. from superstorm sandy as now topped 70. meantime, maryland is sending two ambulance strike teams to help out with the recovery effort in new jersey a countle number of home along the shoreline have been damaged or destroyed and some areas are still too hazardous to allow residents to go back in. farther north, about 25% of hoboken is still under water. >>> fire crews are still on the scene of a fire in northwest d.c. they were called to what witnesses say is a warehouse late last night. it is locatedded on moore street right near union market. we do have a crew on the way there and we'll have the latest updates soon. >>> stafford county sheriff's have stepped up the hunt for lawrence stewart, last soon in a red hyundai accent with virginia plates but may also be in a white nissan altima with and pennsylvania plates. >>> heap was in full force on m street last night. >> as well as d.c. place patrolling the area on horse back and foot to make sure everyone had a safe night. audrey barnes has the details. >> reporter: the party atmosphere was in full force in
the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. >> your commute is about to get faster, but for a price. fox5 morning news at 7 :00 starts right now. >>> here's a live look outside. plenty of clouds out there this morning. as you are likely used to now, another cool start to the day. this is friday, yea, november 16th. good morning, i'm tony perkins. >> i'm alison seymour. it has been a long week. before we get to the weather and traffic we have breaking developments in the amber alert issued overnight in virginia. the search had been on for 18- month-old alexis rose carwile and her mother, jennifer dawn carwile. you see their pictures there. we've just learned they have been located in prince george's county, maryland and that they are safe. authorities had believed they were in d.c. in the area, because of this man. he is eric eugene black which they were originally traveling with. all three went missing yesterday afternoon, but investigators quickly learned black had relatives in the d.c. area. black was pulled over by virgini
their long-awaited hearings on the controversy surrounding the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. they are hoping to finally sort out what happened, why there wasn't enough security, who knew about the terrorist ties and whether they knew about that. president obama took on some of those controversies in a wide- ranging press conference yesterday. republicans have been furious about what they see as a changing time line from the white house. ambassador chris stevens and three other americans were coiled trying to defend the post in that ambush. they say u.s. ambassador susan rice gave inaccurate information during her appearances on five sunday talk shows the week after the attack blaming the tax on a video that insulted the prophet mohammed. critics say it was deliberately misleading and they vow to block her nomination should she be nominated as u.s. secretary of state. rice was defended by the president yesterday. >> but for them to go after the u.n. ambassador who had nothing to do with benghazi and was simply mechanicking a presentation based on intelligence that she
chair kwame brown wille u.s. district court judge to learn his fate today. >> he resigned and pleaded guilty to bank fraud charges in june. melanie alnwick is live in northwest d.c. with the latest. >> reporter: good morning. you know, kwame brown actually has two sentencing hearings hearings today. the first in federal court on those bank fraud charged and then the second later this afternoon in d.c. superior court on campaign finance violation charges. now, as you mentioned, brown pleaded guilty in june. after a year-long investigation, the federal charges relate to providing false information on bank loan applications. one of the loan was for a 39- foot boat. brown also forged the signature of a friend on an application and doctored two forms to overstate his income by tens of thousands of dollars. the other charges go back to an audit by d.c.'s office of campaign finance. it found that brown's 2008 election campaign failed to report more than $400,000 in contributions an expenditures and that $239,000 wound up in the hands of a consulting company controlled by brown's brother. kwa
>>> president obama is back at the white house facing an issue that many fear will send the u.s. back into i recession if it is not addressed soon. >> officials in one part of virginia are already planning for next election day, trying to avoid a repeat of long lines at the polls. fox 5 morning news continues right now. right now. >>> good morning on this thursday, november 8th, friday eve, everyone. taking a live look over washington, d.c. this morning waking up to some chilly temperatures once again. we'll see how it is going to shape up today for you. good morning. i'm sarah simmons i'm wisdom martin. welcome to fox 5 morning news. not too bad here but when you look at these pictures, you're like wow, thousands of people in new york and new jersey are without power again after a strong nor'easter hit the area. storm packed powerful winds and heavy wet snow bringing down trees and power lines that hadn't been knocked down by the superstorm. there have been no mandatory evacuations although new york city mayor michael bloomberg urged residents of low-lying neighborhoods to leav
. izvalley lining u.s. tanks and carriers along the boarder. the e cryptian prime minister went into gaza trying to organize some kind of cease fire but was unsuccessful. so far, about 20 people have died and many of them just children. >>> a falling soldier is being honored in prince georges county today. the high roads academy is renaming the library after the former student, lance corporal eugene mills. it's part of the school's 10th anniversary celebration. mills served in afghanistan and lost his life in action in june. his parents are honored their son's being recognized at a school he loved. >> that is's call from the school saying they were going dedicate the library to be in his name and i felt that was a special honor in his name and what he has done for our country. >> he really cared and wanted to make a difference. he would say that their is a leader of men, he died leading his men and we're very, very proud of him. >> reporter: it's part of a specialized educational services inc, teaching students with learning disabilities and autism. >>> the acquittal of a student who slit
the attack on the u.s. consulate two months ago that killed four americans including a u.s. ambassador. now he will be a no show. but possible he could still face a subpoena. >> i don't see how in the world you can find out what happened in benghazi if he doesn't testify. >> also asking for congress to create a joint committee to look into the affair and potential security risks. the wall street journal reports his computer contained classify documents that they both deny the general was the classified source. >> thank you very much. meanwhile, president obama is focusing on that fiscal cliff. he's inviting labor leaders to the white house tomorrow and wednesday he will meet with the business community. following his re-election he wanted to build a consensus to prevent the tax hikes and spending cuts. the kick in the fiscal congress budget does not do anything to stop him. >> president obama paying tribute at a veteran's day ceremony at arlington national ceremony. the wreath he laid at at the tomb. >> veteran's day was yesterday but being observed today. >> over at the vietnam memorial, a
the. >>> the pentagon confirms on fire to the u.s. predator drone. it happened last week when the aircraft was hovering in international airspace. >> and unmanned, u.s. military for aircraft, conducting routine surveillance over the arabian gulf, intercepted by the frog foot aircraft and was fired upon with guns. >> it comes as the obama administration imposed a new round of financial sanctions against iran to stop tehran from moving forward with the ambitions to build a nuclear weapon. >> coming up on the news edge. yo i would wake up and every day i would say today's the day i'm not going do it. >> a former rockette opens up about her battle with bulima. her advice to other young dancers and performers. >> that kid is five. an internet sensation. oh, my goodness. he's the real deal. he appeared on the ellen show after conspiraciy thiso rifts believed his rendition of the plight of the bumblebee. he can really play the piano. a@ . >>> holidays are drawing near. there the is a lot going on behind the scenes of the holiday show. one former dancer is opening up about her battle
in the u.s. senate serving the first state and returned to the polling place where he's cast ballots in many of the previous races. >> this is the eighth time i have run statewide in delaware and it's always a kick. i hope everyone exercises their right to vote. this is a great honor and people are standing in line in a lot of placeis. i encourage them to stand in line as long as they have to. >> reporter: after all of the speeches, ads, rallies, conventions and debates, it coming down to election day. today on the trail, november 6th, 2012. >> we're going to bring in fox 5 political analyst mark platkin. i want to zero in on the state of virginia right now. we have 27 minutes before the poll comes to a close tonight and specifically, let's look at nowhere virginia, the big four. loudoun county, fairfax county, arlington, prince william -- of those four, where is it most critical for either one of these candidates to lock up a victory to, in essence, bring northern virginia into the column and bell weather for the state? >> reporter: i said it early on and it bears repeating. there a
, including much of the western u.s. with the exception of perhaps the pacific northwest with a few showers. nothing they can't handle and there is going to be certainly a big swath of chilly air that we're going to deal with locally and some snow in the upper midwest. i think that snow will mainly affect eastern minnesota. the upper peninsula of michigan and maybe a section of wisconsin which, might be also an important state to keep an eye on. a little bit of snow for those areas, potentially, and quite a swath of chilly air from the northeast to the gulf coast states. 92 is -- that is that area of low pressure that is going to be the nor'easter and that deepens again as it comes up the coast on wednesday into wednesday night and thursday. so, we're not expect anything precipitation locally from that. here's an idea of what we're expecting. of course, the polls open in d.c. at 7 and close at 8n. virginia, they open at 6 and in maryland, they are open at 7 and a frosty start for most of us. you might have to take a second to scrape the windshield if you keep your car outside. we are expect
became the first city in the u.s. to ban plastic bags. large stores were not allowed to offer them to customers. the ban was a success. so the city then voted to expand it to every store in town. now communities all across the country are hopping on the "ban" wagon. the day after rye, new york, passed its law against plastic bags, teens were handing out green alternatives. >> there are no more plastic bags going to be offered in stores, so we're helping people out by giving them reusable bags. >> reusable bags are considered the best alternative... >> wonderful. >> ...because even paper bags are bad for the environment. although they can be recycled, they still use up natural resources to make, and the manufacturing process causes pollution. >> it's completely useless to use something once and then throw it away. >> people who work to ban plastic bags say the new laws help reduce the use of paper products, too. >> what most of these communities have seen when they pass these types of laws, is that they've seen an increase in reusable-bag rates, which means that their purchases of p
security threats against the u.s. consulate in benghazi. petraeus has been married for 37 years to holly petraeus who he met while a cadet at the u.s. naval academy in west point. he took the helm of the cia in september of 2011. in a statement late this afternoon the president thanked petraeus for his service adding, quote, i have the outmost confidence in acting director michael morel and the men and women who work every day to keep our nation safe. going forward, my thoughts and prays are with dave and holly petraeus who have done so much to help military families that their own work. petraeus took every the cia in september of 2011. of course, the political implications of all of this cannot be overlooked. the obama administration was already under intense scrutiny following the benghazi attack and possible leaks of intelligence information from operations in yemen. new questions now likely are to surface whether or not petraeus' affair may have compromised his position over the last years. >> there is also the issue of the fiscal cliff. both president obama and house speake
can continue to command the u.s. forces in afghanistan, even though allen is now allegedly part of the sex scandal involving general david petraeus. >> he has faith in general allen, believes he's doing and has done an excellent job, and i would rephrase to the pentagon for the process in regards to general allen. >> reporter: the pentagon is investigating the communications with kelly, the woman who triggered the fine investigation that uncovered the affair between new former cia director david petraeus and paula broadwell. >> general allen is entitled to due process in this matter. >> reporter: the investigation centers around 20 to 30,000 pages of communications between allen and kelly, mostly e-mails between 2010-2012, and are said to be flirtacious in nature. allen denies having an affair. he took over the afghanistan post from petraeus after petraeus moved to head to cia. petraeus moved to step down last friday. >> i think he took the right step. >> reporter: the petraeus resignation left lawmakers on alert. they were planning to hear from him this week about the attack on
panel investigating the u.s. consulate attacks in benghazi, libya. some lawmakers are questioning the timing. fox's molly henneberg has the latest. >> reporter: now at he's stepped down as cia director, general david petraeus will not testify this upcoming week at house and senate intelligence committee hearings, investigating the benghazi, libya consulate attack. but some on capitol hill are making it clear, they do want to hear from him in the future. >> i hope we don't have to subpoena a four-star general and former cia director. i hope he would come voluntarily. but if he won't, he will be subpoenaed. >> reporter: petraeus, who had been in charge of the cia since september 2011 has previously told lawmakers the attack was in response to a protest over an antimuslim video. we now know that wasn't true. one gop lawmaker is asking questions about the timing of petraeus' departure. >> it comes days before he's set to testify before the house intelligence committee, and it really begs the question of what did the fbi know and when did they know it? how long did they sit on that inf
. not only did the president win virginia, democrat tim kaine was elected to the u.s. senate. bob barnard has more. >> reporter: it was an exciting night last night nationally and in virginia. i thought i would share what my priorities are going to be beginning today. >> reporter: democrat tim kaine greeting reporters in richmond at his campaign headquarters, the day after the virginian elected the former governor senator. and what was traditionally a solid red state, both u.s. senators from virginia will be democrats. >> if anyone has a sense after tate -- 2008 that virginia going bluffs a fluke, last night demonstrated it's not, we are a true battleground state and both parties have to take our state seriously. >> reporter: he said virginia should be considered a purple state where republican george allen lost in what was predicted and turned out to be a close and costly race. $82million spent resulting in the second statewide defeat in seven years. >> after a hard-fought contest, we were reminded how closely divided we are here in virginia politically. >> reporter: virginia's republican go
before congress about the deadly 9/11 raid on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, but republican senator lindsey graham says the truth will never come out if petraeus keeps quiet forever. >> we have a national security failure along in the making. i don't see how in the world you can fine out what happened in benghazi -- find out what happened many benghazi before, during and after the attack if general petraeus doesn't testify. >> reporter: a whistleblower got ahold of republican congressman dave reich neither october to alert him to a national security concern -- reichert in october to alert him to a national security concern tied to this affair. eric cantor's chief of staff alerted the fbi october 31st, but the white house says president obama first learned of at fair november 8th which means two republican congressmen knew about the fbi investigation focusing on the cia director well before the president did. in washington peter doocy, fox news. >> jill kelly has no official status as a liaison. she's known as an honorary ambassador. >>> let's get some more insight with our fox 5 po
attempted murder. >>> it appears japan is not happy with u.s. military on one of its islands. we'll tell you what's prompted them to file a complaint. >>> and a major drug bust in brazil, the dealers targeted, how police made the discovery. >>> and changes could soon be coming to the city's speed cameras. that will perk your ears up. more on that coming up next.  now this is a party. mmm. i don't know, i think i might bail. yeah, it's pretty dead. [ male announcer ] one is never enough. new kfc dip'ems. freshly prepared tenders dipped in irresistible sauces. try a 20 pc bucket with 6 sauces. >>> new this morning there are more tensions between japan and the u.s. troops on. japanese authorities say a 24-year-old u.s. airman is suspected of assaulting a young boy. he'd reportedly been drinking and this comes after all the troops were put under a curfew after two navy sailors were arrested for allegedly raping a woman. >>> a underground tunnel used to give cocaine to university students. it went to a cocaine lab and the tum connected to the area near a campus. th
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as hump day, getting over the hump for a lot of people. live look outside at the u.s. capitol dome. chilly outside. didn't feel that bad as i walked outside from my house to my car and then into work. >> that split second you're outside. >> yeah, i couldn't gauge it with the coat and everything. >> i'm sarah simmons. >> i'm wisdom martin. here is tucker barnes. >> wisdom has one of those things where he goes from the kitchen to the garage. >> and i didn't use the one underground today. >> for when it gets really cold. it got really cold yesterday. with the color skies overnight, temperatures have fallen off near freezing or below for most of the year. >> he's right. it is 37 now and i didn't feel like it was that cold. >> didn't even register. you know me. usually i'm up here whining. >> i'll give you an hour or so. let's get to the numbers. reagan national is 36 degrees. we are not freezing yet here in the city but we're getting close. dulles and bwi marshall, both 32. if you've got tender vegetation and you want to deal with it, now would be the time. got to make that choice at this poin
the resignation of cia chief david petraeus and at tax on the u.s. consulate in libya. >>> the top -- >>> great economic news could be on the horizon. >> our country could be energy independent in the near future. ainsley earhart explains. plains. thrrt. clearly we are having issues with that story. we'll try to get that to you coming up in just a bit. >> let's talk about sports just a little. bryce harper, everybody remembers him, he has been named the national league rookie of the year. he hit 270 last season with 22 home runs. he knocked in 59 runs and he did it after missing the first month of the season. angels outfielder mike trout won the al rookie of the year. manager of the year awards will be named today and the nats skipper is one of the finalists. >> we still have plenty ahead. weather, traffic and all your top stories. >> fox 5 morning news at 4:30 starts now. ts now. >>> good morning. happy tuesday, everyone. november13th, live look outside right now. a lot of people will be getting back to work. they are probably still asleep.
by controversial comments from two u.s. senate candidates on rape. rahm in recent days has been airing new -- mitt romney in recent days has been airing out position on choice while obama has been ramped up its attacks of romney being an opponent of abortion. >>> virginia could be a huge player tomorrow. it is still a virtual tie. a new rasmussen poll shows mitt romney likely to win virginia, 50-48, but public policy polling released a new poll today that predicts president obama will win virginia 51-47 with the margin of error 2.5%, that's essentially a tie still. >>> someone will feel the sting of a loss tomorrow, but tonight both candidates seem to feel confident about a win. tonight we're talking with democratic strategist brendan daley and republican strategist jack burkman. >> i was out this yesterday canvassing in loudoun county with my daughter and we encountered a lot of enthusiasm among volunteers among obama voters, but there are also a lot of romney signs there. i talked with the obama camp today and they think they will win virginia in a narrow victory as well as nationwide. it will b
eagerly anticipating the outcome. it is not just folk here in the u.s. keeping a close eye on this election. many around the world are also concerned about the vote. a number of young chinese people appear to be more interested in the u.s. election than a leadership transition in china set to take place later this month. >> the asian party congress, we can only watch that as an audience. >> reporter: the next president and new congress will be tasked with making a decision about $600 billion in government spending cuts appear higher taxes. it could hurt next year's global output. >> the american economy has some positive aspects in the short term, the evolution of the labor market and the housing market. what happens in the united states will be fundamental. >> reporter: hugo chavez is also keeping watch but says no matter the outcome, it will do little to improve international relations. >> we do not have many hopes from our point of view that the winning of either one will have an impact on the relations with the world. >> reporter: both president obama and his republican
him, it would have been bigger news. >> we haven't talked about the u.s. senate race in maryland. ben cardin the incumbent running against the republican senate candidate. how is cardin looking in maryland? >> and then the independent candidate as well. ben cardin, i will eat this glass if he doesn't win. it's an overwhelmingly democratic state. the two people running against him will speak up the -- split up the anti-cardin vote. >> let's look at virginia. cane versus allen. they're in the homestretch and have been neck-in-neck for months now. cane seems to be doing better lately. is that the trend? >> i think northern virginia he comes out, cane does, with a big lead. he speaks spanish and that helps with latino voters. he was a likable, where's a likable guy and popular governor. allen's tried to attach him to brama. i don't think this worked. >> and we're talking about senate control right now. the democrats are holding on to it by a thin thread. what do you see as far as all of the races nationally, shaping up as far as to control the u.s. senate? >> they were worried. it's now 5
think that u.s. officials in washington had enough information beforehand, enough of these warnings, to beef up security before the attack ever happened? >> well, that is the purpose of our inquiry. and, that decision will be made by the committee. i have not had an opportunity get to go through what are thousands of pages. and, i -- you know, i want to do that. i want other members to do it. i don't want to jump to any conclusion. but, it would appear to me -- and this is just me -- that the five prior incidents in the year, which aren't intelligence, they are not threats. they are actual attacks on the british ambassador, on our consulate once before, on a number of other things, on the united states missions. now, that, to me, is sufficient intelligence to make a decision. now -- we want to see what the extent -- extenuating circumstances are, that it wasn't beefed by us, if it couldn't be beachefed up by the libyans or we didn't close done the consulate. >> chris: second question, was there enough time between the first attack and the second attack the following morning on the c
, given the forces we had on the ground, could u.s. forces have done more realistically to protect the u.s. forces and protect -- to u.s. personnel, and, prevented the last two -- >> that is key and goes to preventing the last two, the former seals from being killed and the answer is we didn't have resource in range and they acted quickly but had to get somebody from spain and croatia and forces who arrived much too late. they sent a drone and it was an unarmed dronend if we had an armed drone it could have probably knocked out the people firing the mortars that killed the two seals. >> chris: given what we had there, you are saying -- >> there was no capacity to defend our personnel, in a timely way. once the attacks occurred and we can't let that happen again, and, part of what we have to do to make sure it doesn't happen again is we adequately support oush defen our defense -- >> and the other question, was it dod are state's fault. and we don't know the answer. >> chris: finally, a minute left, senators john mccain and graham called for a special congressional committee to investigate
today. question one: the u.s. consulate in benghazi was attacked twice, before the 9/11 fatal assault. in fact, in august, and repeatedly, security officials there asked for more security, said they felt they were vulnerable. and, the situation was so dangerous, that the british diplomats and the red cross pulled out of benghazi. question: did the president know about that? >> chris, all i can tell you is, the president is fully committed to the safety of his diplomats and knew the ambassador and was deeply invested in his work there and, obviously, any steps that we needed to take, we would have wanted to take. so, you know, i mean, i'm not in the white house, i'm not privy to all of the discussions but i can tell you this: this president is 100% committed to the people of -- he sends overseas personally to represent the country and is the one who met the coffins when they came home, any suggestion that he would not take the necessary steps, to protect them, make some decision not to take the steps to protect them is nonsense. >> chris: david, i understand you are not in the white ho
's capitol by hillary clinton. chris stevens has earned a posthumous award. >> reporter: u.s. ambassador chris stevens and two other americans were killed in benghazi september 11th. secretary of state hillary clinton says his legacy will forever live on. >> chris stevens was an inspiration to all who served with him and knew him during his life. he remains an inspiration now and i believe far into the future. >> reporter: nearly two months since the attack, officials are still looking into the incident and working to improve safety protocols. >> we now have a formal accountability review board investigating the terrorist attack that killed chris and we will certainly apply its recommendations and lessons learned to improving security everywhere. >> reporter: the late ambassador stevens's sister earned a standing ovation as she accepted the award on his behalf. along with stories of his dedicated service, she revealed personal details about her brother. >> his engaging personality, how many of my girlfriends had crushes on him, enabled him to cross the cultural divides with ease. he enjo
to increase production of jeeps in china. and turns out they are increasing production of jeeps in the u.s. and in china. and you are left with the misleading impression that they are moving jobs from the u.s. to china. in fact, they are increasing production in both places. >> okay. >> there's another couple factors. one is the detroit news of romney. romney 's right to say -- they criticized his policies and supported obama's policies. on the issue of the auto bailout, they supported obama. >> okay. so once again, there's truth in both ads. >> yeah. it's complicated. >> it is . i guess in many of these ads, they are stretching the truth or leaving out key facts. they are not necessarily out right lies. >> right. that's the big thing thing. you are not getting the full context. >> okay. let's go to another ad. this is going to be pro romney. this one is getting a lot of play. a woman says she went on the internet to find out what romney's views were. >> those ads say mitt romney would ban all abortions and contraceptions seemed extreme. i looked into it. turns out romney doesn't oppose c
. >>> the question is what is behind the plunge. investors in the u.s. dumped stocks as they focused on big problems ahead in the u.s. and europe. that includes the massive fiscal cliff spending cuts and tax hikes. >>> a former baltimore mayor has been charged with violating her probation. maryland corrections officials say sheila dixon is behind more than $13,000 on the $45,000 she agreed to pay to charity. dixon is currently on probation for theft and perjury charges. she resigned in 2010 after pleading guilty. >>> new revelations in the deadly meningitis outbreak. several warnings about the new england company that maintain the steroid shots were sent from colorado to the massachusetts board of pharmacy. they dealt with the company allegedly violating its license. rorldz show the warnings were made -- records show the warnings were made before july 2011. the outbreak has sickened more than 400 people nationwide, killing 39. >>> more gambling coming to maryland now. up next of course voters approved question seven so how ? on will we see that new slot we'll get a full report coming up. >>> new yor
was leading the investigation into the u.s. consulate and cia base attack in benghazi in september. it is unclear when he will still testify in the hearings but some think it is necessary that he does so. e does so. >> we have a national security failure along in the making. i don't see how in the world you can find out what happened in benghazi before during and after the attack if general petraeus doesn't testify. >> the fbi was investigating harassing e-mails that bjill kelley. the relationship began in 2010 after she wrote a dissertation about the four-star general. >>> a busy week for president obama as he works to avoid the fiscal cliff. friday, the president is set to hold talks with bipartisan leads are of congress. lawmaker have until january to reach a compromise. >>> new this morning, more than 70 firefighters were called out to battle a house fire in anne arundel county this morning on wild willow way in severn. two adults and a child were in the home. en got out okay. >>> crews in montgomery county were called to a large house fire late last night. this one happened ar
those who served and currently serve in the u.s. military. some veterans say they don't get the same respect as vets from the 50 states. even has to do with the display of this behind me. the district flag. leaders are using the day to bring attention to this issue. >> if you look closely at the dc war memorial, you'll see the names of those who gave their lives defending the united states and world war i. but just as it is now, those brave americans never had representation in congress. >> it's one of those things that's really been painful. it's caused anger. it's just total disrespect. >> it's tragic this nation still sees certain people as less than equal. >> and i'm telling you i'm so proud of them. >> she attended her son's boot camp graduation ceremony at the naval station great lakes. when it came time to display flags and cheer from the graduates, there was no district flag and no recognition for the graduates who called dc home. >> they went down the line and i'm saying this can't be. there was no flag for the district of columbia. >> congress woman says this should never h
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